Search & Seizure: Do you have privacy on your balcony?

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in DUI/DWI & Criminal Law | Reading Time: 3 minutes

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On September 7, 2011, the Court of Special Appeals decided, in the criminal law case of McGurk v. Maryland, that an overnight guest has a reasonable expectation of privacy on the balcony of her host’s house.  Ms. McGurk was on a balcony in Ocean City in the early morning hours when an Ocean City police…

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Can You Get Workers’ Comp for Being Intimate?

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Laughing @ Lawyers | Reading Time: 2 minutes


Recently, an eye-opening workers’ compensation case came out of Australia. Although it is from a foreign country, the same scenario could happen right here. A woman was on an overnight business trip and got injured during a sexual encounter in her hotel room. It happened at night after her work day ended. A lamp fell on her…

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